KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The Hotel Association Nepal (HAN), an umbrella organization of hotel entrepreneurs, has urged the Department of Tourism and Department of Immigration to facilitate the inflow of tourists and make hospitality services effective and efficient.
In separate meetings with the directors general of both the departments on Monday, a HAN President Binayak Shah-led delegation urged the government officials to ensure effective services at airports and immigration so as to attract international tourists to Nepal in the context when tourist inflow was picking up after the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a meeting with the director general of the Department of Immigration, Rudra Singh Tamang, matters related to reforms to be made in airport immigration, service delivery and training were discussed as measures to attract tourists to the country, HAN sources said.
Responding to the queries of the entrepreneurs positively, Director General Tamang expressed the confidence that the issues could be addressed through coordinated efforts.
Likewise, the delegation also called on the director general of the Department of Tourism, Chakra Bahadur Budha, and demanded assurance of safe and happy stay of international tourists in the country keeping in mind the rising investment in the hospitality sector.